Cheers!

What is something 52% of American adults do on a regular basis? Brush their teeth? (Just kidding…78% of adults do that). The real answer is drink alcohol. Yeah. Since drinking is such a common thing, you’d think scientists would know how alcohol affects our brains. Oddly, however, alcohol’s story in the brain is still a…
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Who Are We? Concussions And The Like

Concussions are becoming an increasingly popular topic.  The concern mainly being focused around professional athletes and the increasing literature in the dangers of suffering from multiple concussions or back-to-back concussions.  This is a topic that strikes me in particular.  I have suffered from multiple concussions throughout my life, a couple of which were rather severe.…
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Does This Make Me Look Fat? Treating Obesity And Leptin Resistance

Thanksgiving: one of those holidays of the year where gluttony is encouraged. Americans make enough food to put themselves into a calorie-induced coma for days. This happens only a few times a year, though, so why not indulge once in a while? Lately, we have been talking about weight regulation and obesity—a relevant topic indeed…
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Extra Sugar

High Fructose Corn Syrup!!! First of all, what exactly is it? We all know that it makes an appearance in all of our food. According to the USDA, high fructose corn syrup is 3% water, 42% glucose, and 55% fructose. This particular mix is used in the soft drinks that most of us consume on…
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Which Came First? Diabetes Or Obesity?

This week’s article talked about obesity and how some of the pathways that trigger in our bodies that we are full may not be working properly.  These chemicals that signal we are full and can reduce or stop our food intake are called insulin and leptin.  These chemicals work together so that when there are…
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